Deqingcounty in Huzhou was announcedas the host siteof the 3x3 basketballseries of the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 on April 8.
The announcementmeans that the host sitesof all of the 61 disciplinesacross 40 sports,including e-sports and break dancing,are now settled. Deqing alone will host the 3x3 basketball and volleyball competitions.
Deqing boasts two advantages, according to the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee.
In 2017, the county was recognizeda national sports industry base. In 2019, the county was known for its role in hosting the Canoe Polo Asian Cup and the The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge. As of this month, the county has organized 19 editions of 3x3basketball competitionsand attracted over 50 teams.
The city neighbors Hangzhou. It will take less than one hour to reach downtown Hangzhou or Hangzhou International Airport by car or about10 minutesby high-speed rail. Local transportation authorities said that more projects integrating Deqing to Hangzhou's metropolis circle will be put into service before the Asian Games.
3x3 basketball was developed from street basketball and is considered to be the world's most popular urban team sport. Approximately 182 countries and regions participate in global competitions, with the number of players practicing the sport exceeding 430,000.
In 2017, 3x3 was selected as an official Olympic sport for the Tokyo 2020 Games.